## Do you know how to square large numbers that end in 5? Mind Blown!

What is the Activity? The squaring of a number that ends in 5 activity can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as a little but if fun to start …

## What is your favourite multiplication method? Mine is Napier Bones!

What is the Activity? The use of Napier Bones method named after John Napier, can be used to develop the teaching and learning of multiplication across a range of abilities. It serves as an alternative method to allow learners to …

## My number word is ‘EXCELLENT’, what number word can you find?

What is the Activity? A Number game activity that can be used for learners across a range of abilities and subjects. Please leave a comment on how you use the resource in the comments section below. What words can you find? …

## Not another one of those viral simultaneous equation questions!

This is definitely another one of those annoying viral simultaneous questions that is going around on social media. Leave your answers in the comments sections below before sharing.

## WOW, another alternative method to column subtraction made EASY!

WOW, Another alternative method to column subtraction made EASY! Although this method is not as easy as it sounds it makes a great starter discussion and debate with your maths classes. Demonstrate with …

## Tell me that you are not impressed with this! The coolest dad ever!

Tell me that you are not impressed with this! The coolest dad ever! This is what happens when your dad works in the movies or whatever you want to call it. This is a great video to show during any …

## The answer to how many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards will leave you speechless!

#teammagicalmaths @MrGordonMaths How many ways can you shuffle a deck of cards? And how long would it take to do them all? The answer will leave you speechless!   Sharing my favourite Maths video this week from the outstanding Vsauce …

## Differentiate by Maths task? Have you checked out Mr Carter Maths yet?

#teammagicalmaths @MrCarterMaths Differentiate by Maths task? Have you checked out Mr Carter Maths yet? I have launched a new website and with that comes my first ever blog post! Busy exciting times. So where to start? www.MrCarterMaths.com is something I …

Tagged with: ,

## Take a look at the Top 6 hidden words in picture puzzle

Hidden words in picture puzzle Now these hidden word puzzles have been a massive hit on the web and people have enjoyed finding the missing words in these pictures and sharing them on their social networks. Therefore, why not share …

Tagged with:

## The best viral factorial BIDMAS BODMAS question starter ever!

The answer, solution and reasoning to the Factorial BIDMAS question starter  This order of operations question is taking twitter by storm and has been shared hundreds of times on the magical maths timeline. The solution to this question is straightforward, for …

Tagged with: , , ,

## “I wish my teacher knew” activity – All teachers should have a go at this!

All teachers should have a go at the “I wish my teacher knew activity”! This is a great looking activity that I found on twitter and can not wait to have a go at; You could do this during form …

Tagged with: ,

## Do you hear “bar” or “far”, look at each side and decide?

The “Bar” or “Far” Experiment The Bar or Far experiment makes a nice starter to any lesson and illustrates the power of our senses. What you see below is the called the The McGurk effect. It is a demonstration of how …

Tagged with: ,

## When Mathematicians do haircuts – “1/2 Off Haircuts” [VIDEO]

1/2 Off Haircuts or Zeno’s Hairodox The original picture by JeFFMuMM was one of the most retweeted images on the magical maths timeline on twitter. I was really happy to hear from Jeff himself that there is now an animated version of …

Tagged with:

## Shoe size Math trick explained >> Did you know that your shoes can tell your age?

Guest Blogger: @enyinda14 Shoe Size Math Trick How often do students ask their history instructors “when am I going to use what I’ve learned?” NEVER. How often do students ask their math instructors “when am I ever going to use this?” …

## Do not be the “Odd One Out”, check out these Math Lesson Starters! #shareamathsstarter

Guest Blogger: @Debbie_Hart_UK Math Lesson Starter: #Shareamathsstarter I’m a great fan of work which is self-checking, hence I created a set of starter activities that include the answers. Students are given a grid containing 16 possible answers. I then show 15 …

Tagged with: , ,